Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion In The Workplace - Exclusive Discount ROI

Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion In The Workplace - Exclusive Discount ROI

This Certification course is designed to provide a thorough understanding of the main components of diversity, equity, equality, inclusion and belonging. Devised and delivered by two leading D&I organisations in the UK & Ireland, this foundation course is led by one of the UK’s most experienced D&I experts and authors, Stephen Frost.

Why is D&I important?

A report from Deloitte found that inclusive organisations have a competitive advantage, with higher levels of engagement, trust and career satisfaction. Employees also reported more positive experiences with hybrid working, lower levels of burnout and planned to stay with their company longer.

This certificate will help you to understand the opportunities that now present themselves for much great inclusivity in this new world of work in which we find ourselves now. You will be challenged, stretch your thinking and encouraged you to re-examine what you thought you knew.

After participating in this course you will be able to :

  • Understand the core components of D&I and its importance in the modern workplaceIdentify the main barriers to greater D&I in your organisation
  • Devise a D&I Strategy that is right for your organisation
  • Improve recruitment methods to aid greater diversity
  • Understand how to secure buy-in from senior staff for more effective D&I activity
  • Identify the main litigation risks your organisation faces for discrimination claims
  • Advise on how to introduce more inclusive behaviour into the workplace

For any questions on course content, please contact barry at legal-island.com

For any questions on course logistics, please contact marketing at legal-island.com

Who is this course for?

This certificate course will suit those in HR wanting to develop their personal and professional interest in workplace D&I. It will also suit organisations with a newly created D&I post wanting to access immediately relevant knowledge, contacts and networks.

Course Assessment

The course consists of 16 hours of online lecturers and an estimated four hours of reading time. There is a multiple choice exam to do (duration one hour) within four weeks of the course ending together with a written assignment which has a word limit of no more than 1,000 words. Altogether there’s a time estimate of 30 hours.


8 weeks (Online every Wednesday 1 pm-3 pm)

CPD accreditation in process


Module 1 - “Diversity & Inclusion” in context

  • History – where the subject came from, and its relationship to today’s legal understanding of workplace equality.
  • Definitions - a close examination of what is understood by the different terms such as diversity, equity and belonging.
  • Business case – a look at the business case for D&I and how best to secure buy-in for D&I initiatives at work.

Module 2 - Devising a D&I Strategy that is right for your organisation

  • Maturity model and diagnosing your current state.
  • Conducting an audit and planning your journey.
  • Determining priorities and crafting a strategy from the best identified starting points.

 Module 3 - Talent - Recruitment, Promotion and Flexible Working

  • A close look at recruitment, promotion and flexible working
  • Exploring a systems approach to debias the processes and improve performance
  • How to introduce immediate improvements in these three key areas

 Module 4 - Bias and You

  • Neuroscience and the theory of conscious and unconscious bias
  • Understanding how bias can impact on decision taking, recruitment and everyday workplace behaviour and how to combat it.

 Module 5 - Tracking and Measuring D&I

  • The role of data in D&I, how to track and record it and how best to interpret it.
  • Diversity projections and measurement
  • Inclusion measurement and evidenced-based interventions

Module 6 - D&I Delivery and Accountability

  • Responsibilities and accountabilities in delivering an effective D&I strategy
  • Network groups
  • D&I Councils

Module 7 Inclusivity in Action

  • Group discussion on the impact of “Cancel Culture” and the free and healthy exchange of views, ideas, thoughts in the workplace
  • Practical examination of key areas for greater inclusivity: Leadership, use of language & meetings
  • Case studies & role play

 Module 8 - Equality & the Law

  • Guest lecture from a leading employment lawyer on how to reduce the chances of discrimination litigation in your workplace. 

Course Assessment

The course consists of 16 hours of online lecturers and an estimated four hours of reading time. There is a multiple choice exam to do (duration one hour) within four weeks of the course ending together with a written assignment which has a word limit of no more than 1,000 words. Altogether there’s a time estimate of 30 hours.

All modules will be recorded and available for 7 days thereafter.



  • Barry Phillips
    Barry Phillips Chairman
    Legal Island

    Barry Phillips (CEO) BEM founded Legal Island in 1998. Since then, the company has become the leading workplace compliance training company on the island of Ireland. 

    Barry curated and chaired the first-ever AI for HR online event in September 2023. Since then, he has organised numerous webinars and workshops for HR on AI topics. He also presents a weekly podcast summarising important developments in AI for those in HR.

  • Lydia Collins
    Lydia Collins Consultant

    Lydia joined Included as a Consultant in 2022 and supports the delivery of client work across the 5 key Service areas

    Previously, she worked with the Student Success department of Pearson, supporting 300 students with varying needs in attaining their Master’s Degrees. During her time at Pearson, Lydia was involved with D&I initiatives, and Pearson Able (for employees devoted to the inclusion of Disabled people).  Lydia was invited to represent Pearson Able in meetings with the CEO, and Chief Diversity Officer during her time at Pearson. Outside of this, Lydia co-created a community of learners and activists as part of community group EDIT (Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Thread), running workshops on topics from microaggression, to loneliness, to accessible activism, during the pandemic.  

    Lydia led the Global Changemaker Award winning Imagine a Day Team as UK Manager, and delivered projects in Kosovo, Brazil, New Zealand, and the UK. In Kosovo, this was the first inter-ethnic post conflict resolution workshop of its kind, and Lydia later presented her research on this project at the International Drama in Education

  • Raafi-Karim Alidina
    Raafi-Karim Alidina Consulting Manager, Data & Product Lead and Co-author

    Raafi is Consulting Manager, Data & Product Lead at Included and co-author with Stephen Frost of Building an Inclusive Organization. He is also a contributing author to The Key to Inclusion (July 2022).

    His recent client work has encompassed engaging the leadership of several FTSE100 and Fortune500 companies. He has run successful anti-racism programmes and training that goes beyond the “what” and “why” and provides tools for how to mitigate these biases in the workplace.

    Raafi has a Bachelor’s degree and a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University, and served as a Research Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. His articles and work on D&I have been featured in newspapers, magazines, podcasts, and radio and television programs across North America, Europe, and Africa.

  • Stephen Frost
    Stephen Frost CEO & Founder

    Stephen is a globally recognised diversity, inclusion and leadership expert, and founded Included in 2012. He leads the team and works with leaders around the world to embed inclusive leadership in their decision-making.

    From 2007-2012 Stephen designed, led and implemented the inclusion programmes for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games as Head of Diversity and Inclusion for the London Organising Committee. From 2004-2007 Stephen established and led the workplace team at Stonewall. Stephen has also led D&I at KPMG and worked in advertising and consulting.

    Stephen was a Hertford College Scholar at Oxford and a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard. He remains a Visiting Fellow of the Women and Public Policy Program. He has won various awards from the 2010 Peter Robertson Award for Equality and Diversity Champions and 2011 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum to one of Management Today’s Change Agents for his race and gender work.

    He has taught Inclusive Leadership at Harvard Business School, Singapore Management University and Sciences Po in France and advised the British Government, Royal Air Force and the White House. He is author of The Inclusion Imperative (2014), Inclusive Talent Management (2016) and Building an Inclusive Organization (February 2019).

Event details


Every Wednesday 1pm - 3pm (8 weeks)


20 September 2023




Certificate Course + Assessment

Standard Rate


€1,595   (Save  €400)